Potter was born on June 30, 1971 in the city of Cleveland, Ohio. She grew up just
off of Lake Erie in a blue collar Roman Catholic family.Her father was the inventor of the first flame-resistant car wax, but
never cashed in on the invention's profits, being a salaried inventor. Monica grew up in a happy family
with three other siblings. Monica first dipped her tried her luck
in show business back in
Cleveland. Her father sent a photograph of her
to a local modeling agency when she was twelve year old and she was hired immediately.
Monica's father was
soon driving her all over the Cleveland for different jobs and
interviews. "Dad was everything from my secret agent and manager to
my biggest fan." - Askmen.com
figure because I'm blonde and was a model, I just waltzed into Los
Angeles and got major roles in major films."